The practice of decorating graduation caps is often seen as a rite of passage for incoming graduates of universities and (now, increasingly) high schools in the US. Students often spend months contemplating what they will include on their graduation caps on graduation day.
This year, many chose to adorn their caps with inspiring quotes, memes and song lyrics. Others chose to incorporate elements from games that they love or find inspiring. Here are some of the stand-out gamer grad caps from this year's graduating class.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018!
Super Mario Odyssey
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Fortnite Battle Royale
My bf wanted me to decorate his graduation cap and I wanted it to represent him by showing that he games and how has this goofy, out there personality. Super glued my fingers together at one point but HEY worth it! #umd #fortnite @FortniteGame pic.twitter.com/hTDo82jF0p
— Christine Wang ???? (@dang_wangg) May 19, 2018
Christine Wang decided to decorate her boyfriend's graduation cap with the loot llama from Fortnite Battle Royale. According to Christine, her boyfriend "absolutely loved" the Fornite grad cap and it received a lot of compliments at his graduation ceremony.
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This Overwatch fan, after a strenuous eight-year journey, finally graduated from nursing school. In her Reddit post, she explains that the game motivated her during these tough times and the quote she included on her cap refers to the instructors and peers who she sees as true heroes.
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According to preciousseashell, this cap took over four hours to complete. All that time and effort certainly paid off!
Photo: NoviceElectromancer (reddit)
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Went with a simple Spyro design for my graduation cap! These games mean so much to me ???? Got my degree wonder what the future holds all I know is the adventure continues! #Spyro pic.twitter.com/XedJyA8fkg
— Evelyn (@_EveA) May 22, 2018
Legend of Zelda
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